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OCTOBER- Improve your analytics with packages -from first principles to R Studio

  • Oct 23, 2013 · 5:30 PM
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We look forward to seeing you at our October meeting. 

Talk OutlineIn the right hands, R can transform data into models and insights.  But how do you transform R code into a standardised, documented and maintainable tool for your research or business organisation?

R packages are generally agreed as the best means of encapsulating and documenting sets of R functions.

We begin this talk by looking at packages from first principles, including a discussion of package components, namespaces, and scoping rules within R.

We will then demonstrate the process of package development with examples of increasing complexity, using Roxygen, RStudio and other tools. 

This talk will be most helpful for:

 i) those who wish to learn how to develop packages,

ii) those who want to have the apparent complexities of Roxygen demystified.

About our speakerBraddon Lance draws on 13 years of analytics experience in R and enjoys tackling an eclectic mix of problems, including statistical bioinformatics, computational biology, survey design, business reporting, and network graph analysis.

With previous experience lecturing and consulting, Braddon now works within the Copyright Agency providing analytics expertise and R-driven business solutions.  He completed his Masters and PhD studies within the Department of Statistics, Macquarie University.  

Other details: Arrive from 5:45pm for a 6pm talk. Afterwards we will move on to a nearby pub for networking opportunities.


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  • Nethal j.

    Thanks Louise and Braddon for sharing the presentation and making it available for us.

    October 30, 2013

  • Louise L.

    Thank you Braddon for presenting a practical analytics to us last week (using R Studio & ROxygen). As promised, Braddon has shared his slides with the group and it contains all the code he discussed. You'll need to be logged on to access the presentation.

    October 29, 2013

  • Louise L.

    Hi all,
    It's great to see so many people registered for Braddon's talk next Wednesday. However we've reached capacity again. It is also helpful for us to know in advance how many people to expect. So PLEASE if you can no longer make it, update your RSVP to NO as soon as you can.

    Wishing you a good weekend!

    October 18, 2013

    • Pete

      Hi Louise, sorry for the late RSVP change. Have to take care of sick family member. Is the session being recorded?

      October 23, 2013

    • Louise L.

      No recording. However Braddon will be sharing his presentation and code with the group.

      October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    like to come along but will be in Canberra.

    1 · October 17, 2013

    • Louise L.

      Sorry out-of-towners. This meeting is runnning out of Sydney only.

      October 20, 2013

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